I’ll be attending FOGcon for the first time this year. It’s going to be held March 6-8 in Walnut Creek, CA. They’ve been kind enough to put me on a really fun panel, the Fake Authentic Folklore Improv at 9:30 PM on Saturday.
The part about this that’s baffling is how the programming committee knew that folklore is a research interest of mine. I really didn’t think I’d mentioned that to anyone. Continue reading
So, since my previous post in which I defined “charming” writing as unexpected, polished, and mutli-functional, I’ve been chatting with folks online and off. Trying to define “charm” in writing is elusive, and I think my concept is evolving. So let’s try this again. Continue reading
So, this afternoon, as I was on my way out the door to replace the 10-year-old cargo pants that finally fell apart in the laundry, my husband looked at me and said, “Oh, Mr. English-major type, I need a definition of ‘charm’ for my theatre analysis class. Their textbook uses the term and gives examples of charming dialogue, but it doesn’t define it.”
Well, I stood there slack-jawed for a minute, stumped. How do you define something as ineffable as “charm”?
Well, here’s what I came up with: Continue reading